Most Difficult School Grades

The Top Ten

1 7th grade

I am currently in 7th grade, they spoon feed you and act like middle school is going to be easy in 6th grade. Over the summer some drama starts and carries on into 7th grade. To make things worse, the teachers that you liked last year became worse and the bad teachers get even worse. The work becomes a lot harder and they expect you to do it in little time. They don't grade anything either to make life worse. You then become depressed and stressed out, your probably also going through puberty at this point. The teachers make everything seem easy when they really just want to sit on you. Good Luck 6th graders who are going to 7th grade!

It packs you with homework and drama because in 6th grade they sort of baby you because its your first year of middle school. Once 7th grade comes they pack you with daily homework and HUGE projects that could make your grade. It's a lot to deal with with work itself but then drama starts to linger around. You get caught in drama because you guys are not the 8th grade big ones yet that are going to leave to highschool next year so you are the next top dogs at the school. It may be a tough year but if you focus and myob then you will probably survive haha. Good Luck!

7th grade in my opinion is the hardest. In 6th grade they treat you like a baby because it is the first year of middle school but when you get to 7th grade they expect you to know EVERYTHING! Everything changes, you have a test every week and so much homework that you sleep at 11:00 because you also have sports! The tests are overall very hard and they are worth not a lot of points that cause you to get a D even if you miss 4. 7th grade is also hard because the tests are very hard and they give you like a week to study for 3 tests and finish a project. This is my opinion and if people disagree that is okay because they go to a different school and all schools are different. Good Luck to incoming 7th graders!

It was awkward due to puberty and me getting my first boyfriend, but easy academically. I barely got homework that year and all of my teachers were nice

2 11th grade

11th grade is the worst year of high school. Socially it’s really hard ache and I don’t know why because freshman and sophomore year seemed easy social wise. I only had one really hard class but my other classes weren’t too bad I didn’t join math class even though Lara was a lot of noisy and annoying people in that class I like the teacher. Hard thing about being a junior is that all the teachers put a bunch more expectations on you and say you’re a junior now and not only that but college is looming which makes it extra stressful.

Stress for college starts picking up and you have to recover from all of you past mistakes throughout high school. Socially it's atrocious because all the students of your class are either suffering early senioritis or disgustingly stressed and competitive. It's also when you're almost an adult, but you still have to deal with being treated as a teenager who thinks they know everything but are actually too dumb to function. It's the worse year because of pressure academically: socially, and mentally.

11th grade has to be the hardest grade because it is what determines your class rank when you graduate and your ACT and SAT scores start to become recognized, as well as colleges looking at your grades before admission. This makes 11th grade harder than 12th because generally by 12th grade, you should have already gotten into the college you wanted to.

First of all, as you are almost about to go to IB, you need to study ten times as hard as you can to get to IB. Memorizing everything you did was a S T R E S S!

If you are a person who is preparing to IB, some of you may know this, but the average score is 60%.

3 8th grade

My favorite part of eighth grade hands down was leaving. Like I said before seventh grade isn’t so bad at our school district but eighth grade is significantly worse. The kids are still obnoxious and they start to really get on your nerves by that time. Not only that but the teachers put lotta homework on you I hardly even get time to relax in that grade because you’ve got like homework coming from at least four classes at once. The worst class was English. We had to read the most boring books. We also had to learn about Greek and Latin root words. The worst part was when we had To read Macbeth even though we were only in eighth grade. You may not have an English teacher like this, but if you’re from my school district And you’re reading this then you know exactly who I’m talking about.

I am in 8th grade currently and it is the hardest year I've had so far. We have about four tests every week, and they are very hard to get good grades on or even pass. One grade in my tech class took me down from a 96 to an 82 and I have been trying to pull it up for about a month. I'm at a 88 now and it has taken me so many 100s and so much work to pull it up.

You're awkward, no one likes you, homework takes forever, good grades are the only thing that matter, you're stressed about high school, IT SUCKS. In 7th grade, the grades just don't matter as much.

This is the hardest grade! The friend groups are made. Enimies are made. Although classes are easy, there is a lot of pressure. Teachers want you to become something new, as the next year will be high school. Also, there a lot of annoying people in this grade. If you don't have any friends, you should buy some, beucase without friends, there is no way you are surviving this grade. Also, if you are in a friend group, make sure you are not the person everyone talks about (behind your back). You may think that you are their friend, but you secretly could be the favorite gossip topic of the school. You may be the most hated if your friends have a lot of inside jokes that don't involve you, you are the last to get news about parties and events, no one knows any special days in your life, etc. But anyways, if you are going to 8th grade, make sure you don't make that many enimies, and have a few real friends who will always be on your side.

4 10th grade

I'm having constant projects and I haven't had a single break since the beginning of the year, I just finished a group project and so far we've had around 4 the entire year. I have tests in almost all of my classes. For some reason a book report in health which has no reason to be there. And constant tests and vocabulary. I didn't have a fall break, and I got sick due to staying up to a straight 24 hours with no break only doing homework. I then had an allergic reaction and this past thanksgiving break, I've had to read near 50+ pages every single day of this book for health.

I only take 2 APS, yet I'm up at 3am almost every single night doing homework. (I wake up at 5:30am) On average, I have 3-4 tests every single week. I don't even have time to study for the tests, because I'm too busy doing the homework. I'm also a student-athlete... which can really make it harder to get the work done. It honestly sucks, because in order to get into a good college, you have to have good academics, would like you to play a sport AND BE GOOD IN IT, and also be involved in clubs. I'm in three clubs as well. It's almost impossible for me to get through all of this. Teachers act as if they're your only class. I don't even have anytime to be a teenager, as my weekends are taken up by literally homework or swim meets. I am mentally and physically drained.

I would like to describe 10th grade in one word which is "horrible". I really feel pissed off in 10th because I can't have the fun which I want to. I am always burdened with homeworks in each and every subject as well as tremendous amounts of projects to finish within a limited time frame. The worst part is that the teachers can't lessen the homework for even one day. 10th grade SUCKS!

Whoever the child is that voted for 6th grade being the hardest, that mentioned her teacher “picked kids to stand naked in front of the class” and “had to read 200 books over the summer break” is quite the story teller. You know, as well as I do, (and everyone else who has read your nonsense) that you are making up a lot of what you have typed. That did not happen to you in 6th grade, nor in any grade, so please stop making up sick, untrue stories, and scaring kids that are entering the 6th grade. Bottom line is...No teacher will make a 6th grade CHILD get naked in front of the class! No teacher would do that in any grade! They would get fired and arrested immediately! And no school will make a CHILD (or an adult) read 200 books, (that are at least 300 pages long), in one summer. That is impossible! You have the right to give your opinion on which grade you thought was the most difficult to you. But if you’re going to explain why you chose that grade, at least tell the truth ...more

5 12th grade

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
One cannot be brave who has no fear.
And of course...
The only thing we have to fear...
Is college afterwards.

This should be #1. I had several anxiety attacks during my senior year of high school.

The hardest grade ever! So hard, I'm not even in this grade.

You have to apply for colleges which is a pain

6 9th grade

Difficulties When the Certificate Will Be Over and one student can be a Boy or can be a Girl Will go to the specialized school

Freshman year is basically every year in high school but the hardest thing for everybody is the transition because in our middle school you didn't have to do the homework and you would still pass ( I didn't do my homework at all for the last 5 months and ended up with a 3.4) and every year is the same amount of homework just that it's harder, and there are a lot more projects that you have to do

Its really hard to transition from top dog at the middle school, to a freshman target in high school. In my opinion after 9th you are used of the rules of high school and how everything works.

If you messed up and slack off in this grade, you're pretty much doomed and will have to live with your mommy for the rest of your life. I slacked off, have a 2.3 GPA because of it, and there is no hope of bringing it up.

7 6th grade

Well my current grade 6th grade is pretty hard about 8.5/10 on a hardness scale. In 5th grade, they said the stuff that we learned was important for the next year as if 6th grade was a review of 5th (It's not!).
Teachers are a very mixed bag in this grade. Sometimes you will get a good bunch and sometimes a bad bunch, however, I think there will never be all ones you don't or do like. With the work, currently, I did some math to figure out that on average, we get 7.2 assignments a day in the later year. Earlier on in the year we get 5-6. As the year progresses, the assignments get harder. Language arts is a hard subject in 6th grade, and so is writing, because that is where the school puts most of the work for some reason. You have to be like a speed runner to finish all the work at school, which requires a lot of practice, but it is a good investment of time. That is my honest opinion on my current year, 6th grade.

I had to do several assignments and its hard to maintain a social life because you have to worry about all your classes while trying to make new friends. 6th grade- 0 stars

It was hard both academically and socially. My literature teacher literally made us write 30-page essays in one week and I got into a huge fight with my best friend

As a 6th grader, I can speak that 6th grade is a breeze for me. No homework, no overly hard work, and nice teachers. My only worry was bullies and drama as in this grade children start to mature from children to adults, so hormones and such change and emotions change. That was my only complaint, though. Go Oaklawn!

8 5th grade

God damn I hate 5th grade we have this book report we have to do over Christmas break I mean come on why can't I just chill and have a good time but hell no. Also there's so much drama over estupito stuff like I don't have time for drama. Also there are straight up weird people ngl. I have 5 more months until my misery ends. I wish I could burn 5th grade but that's physically I'm possible. When I leave 5th grade I will be so much happier.

I am stuck in 5th grade. We got our second Semestral report cards. My mom was more happy then she had ever been. There are 3 semesters (Baseline, Midterm and Final) per school year. The final is going to be extremely hard and I don't know how I'm supposed to pass my final exam. We have like the New York state ELA and math assessments. I had to create a huge power-point about Chile and it has to be like 15 slides and it has to include transitions, word animations, a theme and like we have to insert a background image. If you think 5 paragraphs is too much..., In the beginning of the year I had to type a 745-word essay on MS word to go to middle school. My parents are going to meet my teachers in 2 days and I'm very nervous

At our school in 5th grade you have to write a five paragraph essay on the importance of Hippos at the beginning of the year(I am not kidding! ) You have lots and lots of homework that take you about 3 hours to do. My sister is in 5th grade and it takes her about 3 hours to finish her homework. And you have to read 10 books during the summer going into 5th grade and going into 6th grade and they all have to be chapter books with at least 200 or more pages and my sister spent most of the summer just sitting on the couch on her phone with a pizza box and that was it. She spent the last 2 weeks of the summer reading. And in the end she only had had 5 books read by the beginning of the school year and got a D in reading so far for that.

5th grade is a medium-hard 7/10 hard year with its ups and downs just like 6th grade. With about 3-5 assignments a day, most of the assignments were not hard, and took less than 15 minutes. As the year progresses, the amount of assignments increases a little bit to about 4-6 a day, but it is not that big of an increase. Very possible to get all work done in school.

9 3rd grade

Third grade was hard because we got drilled on our multiplication and division facts and we had to finish our test papers by 1 minute! In the end I did it! This was frustrating for me since I was used to getting all 100s 90s and 80s and I got a lot of 60s because of this! Also my teacher paid attention to every. tiny. detail. She gave me a 60 for forgetting to put a coma in four of my 1,000s! Everything else was correct! After that I checked my test papers 3 times before handing it in!

I'm in 9th grade, and I hate to say it, but the point in my life that I got d's and c's was 3rd grade. I think it was just my teacher didn't explain it correctly to anyone, and when he went to the hospital for breaking his collar bone, we had a substitute who showed us all the correct ways to do math and writing. after the teacher went to the hospital, I started to get my regular a's again.

Yes, 3rd grade was the hardest for me. back then in third grade, I was hanging with the wrong crowd, so that lowered my grades, and my mom would work late so I had to stay with my brother and at the time he was like 2 or 3, but thank God somehow I got a 4 on both reading and math

It's Hard I hated it I felt so lonely although my grades are still good expect all of my friends were in different classes and I got into fights it was terrible

10 4th grade

4th grade gets a medium hard 6/10, a big step from the 3rd grade, and a lot less of the work is fun work. It is very possible once again to finish all the work at school, There are 5-7 assignments a day but most take less than 10 minutes so it is pretty close to the 5th grade, a little less though. It's hard in the beginning, but if you are reading this and are gonna be in the grade soon, you can make it through.

Lol, I'm 10 and in 4th grade and I don't see what you guys are complaining about. My teacher is super nice and I have a lot of friends. We also get 3 recesses per day, or 4 if we're good. The work is sort of stressful, but I have an A in English, and I'm doing 5th grade math and have a B in it. (I'm trying to get it up though.) Plus, I get tons of extra credit points just for turning my homework in early, we have a month to finish it and I can finish it in 1 to 3 days.

I think it is hard drama wise because if you don't hag out with someone they go and tell the teacher and the next thing you know you are in the principals office. Also because you want to act grown up but also play with toys. My teacher even said that 4th grade is the hardest education wise because you have to learn something new and like in 3rd grade you just built off of what you already learned!

The transition from foundation phase into the Intermediate Phase is really difficult and you have to read to learn but what happens if you can't learn to read in grade three? You fall behind and you struggle with EVERYthing.The pace is so fast and you have to do a lot on your own.You begin to dread going to school and you develop lags because you stay absent so much.Grade 4 is the WORST grade ever!

The Contenders

11 Kindergarten

Kindergarten is so easy, you just do very simple schoolwork, and you only get 1 page of homework, or none at all. Also, kindergarten kids at my school were really sweet and nice (I don't know about other schools)

I only know Kindergarten Cop.
Ok..ok it was called Reception and like it was so hard learning to write or something, watching some random T.V. show for little ones. that's all I remember.

This shouldn't be on the list but I see what is meant. If you didn't go to pre school especially, being little and knowing nothing this can be tough.

This is the only item that should be taken off this list. Kindergarten is the easiest grade. Well for me.

12 1st grade

I know this is a most hardest grade list but I have to say it:
My class itself wasn't hard, it was mostly my teacher, she was so mean. For example, in the class if we did something bad, our partents would be called. Anyway while I was reading a book, I stopped to buckle my shoe back up. And guess what happened? My teacher said she was gonna have to call my partents.
So that was a GREAT day! :(

You have pretty good arguments. I find the school cutoff date to be unfair, especially in the elementary school years, considering everyone is still starting to learn to read. I am currently in 6th grade

They are just learning to read. Yet they are expected to take all the things they have learned, pull them together to read, comprehend and then be able to write about it independently.

Stuff I learned in first grade:
2+3=5
3-2=5
7+2=9
A bunch of other pointless math problems
How to make an A
And of course, third graders are mean.

13 13th grade

This should be higher, I mean, 13th grade is one of the highest, in my year 6 class, (I am English) they have to learn algebra. But it’s funny that 13th grade is at 13th lol

According to Wikipedia, a TOTALLY reliable source, 13th grade in some places is senior year of high school.

I'm in 13th grade at my high school. My teachers call it a super senior. I'll be in 14th grade next year.

It's definitely hard to pass a grade that doesn't exist

14 2nd grade

What this is the best grade is you have my teacher she adds fun stuff into school like pizza and movies etc. she makes school more fun than what you are thinking anyway we have M.M Monday's and F and F Friday's with math stuff I like it and instead of friday we take spelling tests on Thursday and her fridays are either boring finish work fridays or super fun fridays she is the best teacher to have

Eh, I'm in 6th grade now and for me 2nd grade was only mildly hard, but it was also pretty fun.

We had to do 100 math problems in one minute and it was so stressful

1.2nd grade
2.4th grade

15 Preschool

Its like sioi hard! I'm 5 and I was preschool Kidd last year. Liek we had 2 do super hard stuff like play with toys and draw picture!
(In case you couldn't tell, this was sarcasm, I am 11 and in 6th grade and preschool is the easiest thing ever)

I'm sure many people would rather be Preschool age again, and do the easiest studies ever. TOYS! No exams, no essays, no homework and no nightmare subjects that are too hard for you while the "know it alls" say "Its very important! Learn to get the best job or you will be going to McDonalds."

All I remember was that the teacher was evil to me and the others (mostly me) because the kids were learning to speak and I was-it's long ago I cannot remember anything.

! I just finished preschool and it was the hardest thing ever! I can't believe I actually survived it! Like, we literally had to sit there and play with toys all day!